University of Derby

Overview

Located in the heart of England, the University of Derby has built on their region’s heritage of innovation to provide industry-relevant, expert teaching, from foundation and undergraduate degrees through to postgraduate study and research. They are home to more than 1,700 international students from 100 countries studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) and a Top 30 UK University in the Guardian University Guide 2020, Derby’s academic strength is backed up by practical experience to ensure students are ready for a successful career. They offer a wide range of subjects which will help students develop the skills and confidence to aim high.

If support is needed – either with course or with life as an international student – the University’s International Student Centre (ISC) can help. Derby’s ISC was rated the best of all UK universities that participated in the International Student Barometer 2018, which measures international students’ experience of higher education. 

Derby came out on top in the International Student Barometer (ISB) 2018 rankings among the UK Modern Universities group for the formal welcome given to students arriving at the University from overseas, and first among the UK Modern Universities group for multi-cultural learning and faith support. The Purple Flag awarded the city of Derby as being a welcoming and safe place with lots going on for international students to really experience British culture.

Services for International Students

There is a friendly welcome awaiting you at Derby. Their International Student Centre was ranked the best of all UK universities that participated in the International Student Barometer 2018, which measures international students’ experience of higher education. Our International Student Centre supports all of our international students with a broad range of services, as well as helping you to settle in the UK and make new friends.

The team offers services, advice and social activities which will help you settle smoothly into life in the UK. You will discover secure, affordable accommodation in our excellent halls of residence too.

The University runs a pickup service from Heathrow, Manchester and East Midlands airports for new international starters, and this is followed up by an induction program which takes place in the week before term begins. All students also have access to a dedicated Welfare Advisor.

We fully understand that there are limits to what you can bring with you to the UK.  So, if you are moving into one of our halls of residence, we will provide you with a free arrival pack, bed pack and kitchen pack as soon as you get here. They include essential items of food, cutlery and bedding. This is just our way of helping you to settle in.

Fees and Finance

Students from outside the EU who are studying on campus will pay international student fees. All international undergraduate fees are £14,045 per year for students starting their course in September 2020.

Our postgraduate degrees are competitively priced, and all essential equipment and activities are included. The most up-to-date fees will be listed on the course page – search for your course and look for the section on fees.

Scholarships

The University of Derby have a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students from countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) and outside the European Union (EU), offering a reduction in fees during first year of study. Scholarships are awarded based on the application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by the international admissions team. Students will be notified if they have been awarded a scholarship when an offer has been made, and the discount will be applied to the remaining fees.

Students must be applying for a full-time degree. Applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

Find out more information about Derby’s scholarships here.

Halls of residence

Derby's halls of residence are owned and run by the University so you can be sure of good quality accommodation - a real home from home. Our award-winning halls are the ideal place for you to live during your time at University and the good news is that you can live in halls throughout your studies if you want to.

Most first year students live in halls. They're just a short walk from our campuses and a great place to make friends and settle into University life. Halls offer you safe, good-value accommodation in convenient locations with some added extras, like an awesome events programme and weekly cleaning service.

We guarantee a room in halls to all first year and overseas students who make the University of Derby their first choice and apply for accommodation by 31 July. 

Alumni

Ritesh Anand – MSc in Strategic Management – founder of Invictus Capital in Zimbabwe, an integrated financial services company with a primary focus on Africa.

Paul Cummins – BSA (Hons) Craft – internationally acclaimed artist whose work has been displayed at Chatsworth House, London Olympic Park and the Tower of London.

Edward Hogan – BA (Hons) Creative Writing and English – critically acclaimed, award-winning author.

Khumbo Kachali – MSc in Strategic Management –Vice-President of Malawi.

Fazane Malik – BA (Hons) Fashion Studies – runs own fashion label awarded Midlands Independent Designer of the Year 2013.

Have you got any questions?

Contact our international team for more information at international@derby.ac.uk

Applying

For more information visit our website: https://www.derby.ac.uk/life/international-students/applicants/

University Of Derby
Kedleston Road
Derby United Kingdom
DE22 1GB
44 (0) 133 259 1044
http://www.derby.ac.uk

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